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ERIC Number: EJ828511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Tearing Plastic: A Laboratory Exercise on Fractals and Hyperbolic Geometry
Taylor, Ron; Timberlake, Todd
PRIMUS, v17 n4 p316-324 Oct 2007
In this article we describe a hands-on activity for a liberal arts mathematics course that focuses on the beauty and unity of mathematics. The purpose of the activity is to tie together several topics in the context of a "real-world" situation. These topics include: fractals, non-Euclidean geometry, symmetry, and Platonic solids. This activity would also be appropriate for a geometry course. (Contains 3 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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